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20 September 2014 Last updated at 12:48 ET

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.


Guinean health workers wearing protective suits at a hospital in Conakry - 14 September 2014Ebola health team killed in Guinea

Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers in Guinea, officials say.

Angelina JolieCancer test 'Jolie effect' found

Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.

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Ebola trial volunteer immunised

A trial of an experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus has begun in Oxford.

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Health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an abandoned dead body presenting with Ebola symptoms at Duwala market in Monrovia August 17, 2014.Ebola crisis

Latest news, features and maps as West Africa battles world's worst outbreak of killer disease

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    Why does Ebola cause more concern than other diseases?


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